Let’s do this a different way! @whitehouse

I wasn’t able to ride the bike home from work today.  Michelle was helping her mom go that the doctor and the Manchild was coming up after he did his speech in class.  Since he really doesn’t like to ride home on my handle bars, that meant I needed the car to get him home.  Now normally this isn’t an issue, especially since we get to use the carpool lane.  However, today I had to plan around a different obstacle, the President was in town. Continue reading “Let’s do this a different way! @whitehouse”

Cascade Bike Club NOT your smartest idea ever. @Cascade

In the interest of full disclosure here, I am a long-term member and big fan of Cascade Bike Club.  Many of my biggest accomplishments on two wheels have occurred while on one of their well-run organized rides.  The support is amazing, the people friendly and the advances they have gotten for us Washington State riders are too many to count.  They are one helluva group.

However, no one or no organization is perfect.  We all make a mistake or do something dumb.  In my opinion, Sunday was Cascade’s turn!

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OK that is just plain mean

Ever think back to when you were new at something? How much you did NOT know, and invariably how you ended up doing things the hard way? That was me on my first ever organized group ride. It was the Seattle Salmon run. It was the longest ride to date I had ever done, 60 miles through different neighborhoods of Seattle.

I had the turn by turn instructions ready, but either 1) they were incorrect, or 2) I messed up. I think 2 is more likely! At the time, I had never heard, nor did I notice, the Dan Henrys. Those road markings that tell you exactly where to go.

Left turn ahead on the STP
Left turn ahead on the STP

While on a ride, simply keeping an eye on the road will lead you right where you need to go! On quite a few rides I am in an area I have never been before. Without these, the ride would be much less enjoyable. So, when I got an email from Phil, the organizer of Sunday’s century ride, I was pissed off! Continue reading “OK that is just plain mean”